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Dagrin Tribute, Tiwa Savage, Akon x Wizkid + More Afrobeat Jams For The Weekend

Dagrin Tribute, Tiwa Savage, Akon x Wizkid + More Afrobeat Jams For The Weekend


With no breakthrough on COVID-19 yet, the lockdown is the new normal, and finding ways to make the days—which now seem to just blend into one another–fun, is one of the real struggles out there. In these times, music is about the only thing that keeps most of us uplifted so we couldn’t disappoint with our weekend roundup. Latest Afrobeats music song today April 2020

In honor of the 10 year anniversary of his passing, we pay tribute to the late rapper, DaGrin. Born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, DaGrin or the C.E.O (Chief Executive Omo-Ita), as he was popularly called, lost his life in a car crash on April 22, 2010. 

It was still fairly early in his career and many were saddened that his light went dim just when it began shinning bright. In the coming months, it became obvious that death made him even more popular and his indigenous rap style would pave the way for many indigenous rap artistes we have today. DaGrin may have rapped in the Yoruba language but he was loved by all who listened to him. After his death, celebrities came together to pay a tribute to him in a song titled My Pain.

In more contemporary Afrobeat sounds, Tiwa Savage and Young Jonn feature Joeboy on a new single titled Let Them Know while Akon collaborates with Wizkid in a joint which they named Escape. Latest Nigerian sons music today 2020

Well, escape all your worries this weekend and elevate your mood with these thoughtfully curated Afrobeat songs by top African artistes. 

As always, remember to wash your hands frequently, boost your immune system, and most importantly, stay safe! Stay home!

Here are some of the hottest trending songs you should listen to this weekend…

1. Naija AllStars Tribute To DaGrin – My Pain

DaGrin’s death was one that shook the musical community as he was loved by all, had three albums and over forty singles and features within the short space of time he came onto the scenes. He was not the first to have rapped in an indigenous language but he definitely made it a very verifiable art form.

2. Young Jonn, Tiwa Savage ft Joeboy – Let Them Know

Young Jonn, Tiwa Savage and Joeboy collaborate to serve up a brand new single titled Let Them Know. Here, they want people to know that they will be together forever and are ready to proclaim their love to the world.

3. Akon, Wizkid – Escape

Artistes have consistently proved that the lockdown has got nothing on them as they keep churning out good music for their fans. Senegalese-American singer Akon teams up with Nigerian Starboy, Wizkid, on Escape as they sing about their love for a lady and how far they would like to go with her in life.

4. Dr Sid ft Ladipoe – Lit

If you have friends like Mavin Records artistes Dr Sid and Ladipoe, then you won’t have to always wait for the weekend to get Lit as you will always be sent the time and place. Latest Afrobeats music song today April 2020

5. Korede Bello – Mi Casa Su Casa

Korede Bello’s sound has evolved over time and this time he is singing to the woman in his life as she is his heartbeat who is irreplaceable. Being his question and his answer, he rightly gives her his house hence Mi Casa Su Casa which literally means my house is your house. 

Photo credit: Facebook | Dagrin Fimilejo

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